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Pedestrian accidents Archives

Two pedestrians hit by drugged driver, one dies

Pedestrians in Indiana know that they must always be on the lookout for drivers who may not necessarily see them. This can be while walking across a parking lot, on a sidewalk or crossing an intersection. Even if a pedestrian has the right of way, they must exercise caution as an accident between a person on foot and a vehicle will generally turn out worse for the pedestrian due to the inherent lack of protection around them.

Tips for pedestrian safety in summer

The long daylight hours of summer and the warm weather naturally give rise to a greater number of people out and about on foot. If you are on the many Indiana residents who looks forward to spending more time outside at this time of year, you'll want to pay special attention to keeping yourself safe.

Pedestrian safety tips

Indiana residents who have been waiting for the return of spring to be out and about more on foot should be pleased to see that spring is finally here. However, before rushing out to go for that run or walk or even to simply appreciate walking from a car to building in pleasant weather, it is important to make safety a priority. As much as it would be nice to think that drivers will always look for and stop for pedestrians, that simply does not happen all the time.

Safety tips for pedestrians

At some point, any Indiana resident may find himself or herself as a pedestrian among moving vehicles. Whether running or walking for exercise or simply walking from a car across a parking lot or a street to a building, navigating traffic comes with a natural set of risks.

Teach your kids safety tips for walking near and across roads

According to Indiana crash reports from 2012, 64 pedestrians were killed in vehicle accidents that year. The road should be a safe place but tragedies happen. No parent would ever want their child to become one of the victims of a pedestrian accident.

Clark County leads region in pedestrian deaths

Records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that pedestrians face serious challenges in Clark County. In looking at the time period from 2011 through 2015, a total of nine people on foot lost their lives in Clark County. That represents more pedestrian fatalities than in any of Clark County's neighboring counties. Scott County experienced no pedestrian deaths at all during these five years while Jefferson and Washington Counties each recorded two such deaths. Floyd County's pedestrian fatality county was closest to Clark County with three people dying in this five-year period.

Man killed while moving disabled vehicle off road

For Indiana residents, the upcoming holiday season can be a deadly time on the road as drunk driving can sometimes become an even bigger danger at this time of year. However, there continue to be problems presented on areas roads by negligent drivers who choose to get behind the wheel of vehicles after consuming alcohol all year long. This means that every day, Indianans are at risk of injury or death due to the actions and choices of these people.